Chronic pain can be debilitating and impact every aspect of your life. At Las Vegas Spine and Pain, we are committed to helping our patients manage their pain and achieve long-term relief. One of the ways we do this is through the use of lumbar sympathetic blocks, a type of nerve block that targets the sympathetic nervous system.
In this service page, we'll explore what lumbar sympathetic blocks are, the different types of lumbar sympathetic blocks available, and why they may be the right choice for you.
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are a type of nerve block that target the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating the body's "fight or flight" response. When the sympathetic nervous system is overactive, it can cause chronic pain and other symptoms such as sweating, itching, and changes in skin color.
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are performed by injecting local anesthetics or other medications directly into the lumbar sympathetic chain, which runs along the spine in the lower back. The goal of the procedure is to temporarily interrupt the transmission of pain signals from the sympathetic nervous system and provide relief from chronic pain.
There are several different types of lumbar sympathetic blocks available, each designed to target specific aspects of the sympathetic nervous system. Some of the most common types of lumbar sympathetic blocks include:
Stellate ganglion blocks: Stellate ganglion blocks are used to target the nerves that originate in the neck and contribute to pain in the face, arms, and upper body.
Lumbar sympathetic blocks: Lumbar sympathetic blocks are used to target the sympathetic nervous system in the lower back, which is responsible for regulating the body's "fight or flight" response.
Lumbar sympathetic blocks are a valuable option for individuals who are experiencing chronic pain and have not found relief through other forms of treatment. They may be especially beneficial for those who have conditions such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), or sympathetically maintained pain.
If you are interested in learning more about lumbar sympathetic blocks and how they can benefit you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team of experienced pain management specialists.
At Las Vegas Spine and Pain, our team of experienced pain management specialists is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Our state-of-the-art facility and cutting-edge diagnostic tools, including lumbar sympathetic blocks, make us a leading choice for those seeking effective relief from chronic pain and improved quality of life.
If you are interested in learning more about lumbar sympathetic blocks and how they can benefit you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team today. Our specialists will work with you to determine if lumbar sympathetic blocks are the right option for you and develop a customized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.